09/25/2015 03:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why You Should Wash Your Bras in a Pillow Case

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You don't need us to tell you washing delicates can be a real pain. (You spend $40 on the damn thing, but howwww do you get it to last??) We already showed you how to wash your bras using a salad spinner. But if you don't have one of those handy, we've got another trick up our sleeve.

You'll find it in the bedroom.

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What you need: A neutral cotton pillowcase and a rubber band

What you do: Clasp the hooks of your bra together and place it in the pillowcase. Gather the open end and secure it with the rubber band--making sure you give the bras enough room to move around. Put it in your washing machine, using regular laundry detergent, and set it to the delicate cycle with cold water.

How it works: The pillowcase acts as a makeshift delicates bag, allowing the bra to get clean without being busted up by the spinning metal of your machine.

And finally: Always let your bras air-dry. You didn't make that DIY laundry bag for nothing.

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